Speaker: Mary Sand, PhD, physical therapist

Title/Position: President

Company: Sand Consulting LLC

About Mary Sand:

Mary is a proven leader with more than 35 years of professional experience in healthcare, nonprofit organizations, and higher education. Currently she is playing to her strengths by facilitating planning sessions and focus groups, implementing strategy, developing leaders including physicians, and speaking at conferences/events. Most recently she served as Vice President of Strategic Operations and Performance Excellence for a well-respected healthcare system. She facilitated system-wide strategy development and implementation for this $2.6B system. Mary has collaborated with executive sponsors on large-scale projects designed to reduce expenses and optimize operations. Her experience also includes working directly with dyad leaders of clinical service lines. Mary has extensive experience in leadership development including with physicians.  She previously served as the Vice President of Leadership and Organizational Development. While in this role, Mary led the transition from a decentralized model to a centralized model for leadership development and staff development impacting 1,100 leaders, 650 physicians, and 16,000 frontline staff. Mary has created and led service excellence initiatives at the system-level by partnering with leaders to improve the patient experience in 32 hospitals and 200 clinics.